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today at five: andy murray — one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen — says he's retiring from tennis. the two time men's wimbledon champion broke the news of his plan to retire — because of injury — ahead of the australian open. i'm not sure i'm able to play through the pain you know for another... four another five months. murray posted a message on instagram saying he'd been overwhelmed by the support — including a hug from his mother. we'll be assessing andy murray's extraordinary career. the other main stories on bbc news at 5: the row over universal credit — four working mothers win the right to a judicial review into the way they have been paid the benefit. the family of a nine—year—old girl who died from asthma can apply for a fresh inquest into her death — over new evidence linking it to air pollution. seven people have died
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after a bus carrying tourists and local passengers crashed in eastern cuba. he isa he is a cheap skate. steve coogan and john c reilly relive the final years of comedy duo laurel and hardy, in the biopic stan and ollie. mark kermode is here to review this and rest of the week's top releases in the film review. our main story at 5. andy murray — one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen — broke down in tears as he announced he's retiring from tennis. the australian open, which begins next week, could be his last tournament — although he hopes to make it to wimbledon.
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the former world number one has been struggling for months to recoverfrom hip surgery. this afternoon, murray posted on instagram from australia saying: "best way to feel better after a tough day is a big cuddle from your mum. genuinely been very touched by all of the messages and support from everybody today." andy swiss looks back on the career of britain's most successful player of the professional era. after so many triumphs, a day of tears. andy murray had hoped this press conference would be about his comeback, instead it was the opposite, so emotional he had to briefly leave. he did return... sorry. ..but when asked about whether the australian open might be his last ever tournament, the answer was even harder to watch. erm, yeah, i think there is a chance of that for sure.
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um, yeah, there is a chance of that for sure because... yeah, like i said i am not sure. um, i am not sure i am able to play through the pain for another four orfive months. that pain is from a long—standing hip injury, the result of relentless wear and tear. it was obvious at murray's last wimbledon appearance in 2017. a year ago he had surgery, but the initial optimism faded and he now fears he will never play wimbledon again. i said to my team i think i can kind of get through this until wimbledon, that is where i would like to... that is where i would like to stop playing.
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um, but i am also not certain i am able to do that. but if the end is heartbreaking, what came before it was history making, one of the greatest careers british sport has ever seen. the waiting is over! the idea of a british man winning wimbledon had seemed ridiculous until murray did it in 2013 and 2016. two olympic gold medals at tennis? murray somehow did that too, and in 2015 he inspired tennis nation so often linked to failure to victory in the davis cup. so many highlights, so many memories. he is a once in a generation player for this country and he has been pre—eminent.
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two olympic golds, davis cup, two of the four slams and in the two that he didn't win, he was in the final of. i have had a go at this game. hats off. and he has done it all in the toughest of eras, against roger federer, rafael nadal and novak djokovic — three all—time greats. and the sporting world has been paying tribute. tennis legend billie—jean king called him a champion on and off the court, praising him as a voice for equality in the sport. the world number one golfer, justin rose, urged him to keep going until wimbledon. murray's retirement will leave a chasm in british tennis. even thinking about our sport without him and particularly at home, it is almost a little bit unimaginable. obviously it's inevitable, as it is for everybody. but for sure the sport without him will definitely be quite sad. and so next week he could be signing
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off for the final time. but if he does, andy murray will leave behind golden memories, the man who lifted british tennis and perhaps british sport to new heights. andy swiss, bbc news. andy murray's journey took him from dunblane, where he survived the massacre at his primary school, to wimbledon, where he became the first briton for 77 years to win the men's title. lorna gordon reports from dunblane. this is where it all began for sir andy murray, on the local courts in his hometown of dunblane. it was here at just three years old he began the journey that would take him to the top. i coached him when he was seven years old, and he wouldn't do what he was told by his mum. and we swapped children for a year, and judy coached mine and i coached andy.
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what is his legacy for dunblane? when you think about tennis, you think about dunblane. by the time he was a teenager he was one of the bestjuniors in the world and setting out his ambitions. hopefully i will be playing in wimbledon in about four years in senior wimbledon and junior wimbledon in two years, that is one of my ambitions. but the journey wasn't easy. he swapped scotland for spain in his bid to be the best. but whilst winning on the court he was supported by his family, including his mum judy, his dry scottish humour did not always endear him to some off it. but his popularity grew so much that he became the only person ever to be voted bbc sports personality of the year three times. it's andy murray. it wasn'tjust his results that have brought him recognition.
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one of the first high—profile tennis players to employ a female coach, he has consistently campaigned for equality in sport. the triumphs, the tension, the tears, dunblane has been behind andy murray every step of the way. absolutely gutted. no doubt he will do other wonderful things because he is a great guy from a great family from a great town. oh, i thinkjust an outstanding legacy for dunblane, for scotland, for the whole country. sir andy murray's legacy here, to put this town on the map as the birthplace of a great. lorna gordon, bbc news, dunblane. four working mothers have won the right to a judicial review into the way they have been paid universal credit. the women say their payments vary "enormously" depending on when they receive their salary, which can leave them struggling financially. the decision came as the work and pensions secretary amber rudd announced changes to universal credit — including making it easier for rents to be paid directly to the landlords of claimants.
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helena lee reports. universal credit is a new service that helps to ensure you are better off in work than you are on benefits... the government's reform of the welfare system was meant to make things easier for claimants, but it's proving complex and delays and problems have led to hardship for many. like sarah, who cares full—time for her disabled children, who are both adults. she says the system has left her emotionally broken. it's like you're standing on quicksand. it feels like everything is unreliable and then also when i'm on twitter or watching the news, you see all these horrific stories of when people have been pushed to the edge and made homeless, suicidal or whatever and you think, i'm not much further from that. the government says it recognises the problems with the system and today announced changes. it had planned to extend the policy which limits benefit claims to two children. but that will now be scrapped.
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also announced today, a delay to plans to move three million people onto universal credit. instead, an initial 10,000 will be moved over and a pilot scheme will look at more frequent payments, after complaints that some were left short. in terms of whether we are making changes that affect people now, absolutely they do. i mean, at the core of it, the principle of the two—child policy being rolled out to families where children were born before april 2017, was going to come into force in february. that is no longer the case. but some think the changes announced today don't go far enough. all the evidence around the world where policies like this have come in is that itjust doesn't work. all it does is push families into poverty and it's no business of the government, really, to tell families how many children they should have. that's something out of china and other places. at the high court this morning, four working single mothers won a challenge over the government's universal credit scheme. they argued there was a fundamental
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problem with the system, meaning their monthly payments varied enormously, which left them struggling. the department for work and pensions says they‘ re carefully considering the court's judgment before deciding whether to appeal. helena lee, bbc news. with me now is tessa gregory, from the solicitors leigh day, who represents one of the women, danielle johnson, who won that high court challenge to the universal credit system. thank you for being us with. explain what it is you have achieved. 50 my what it is you have achieved. so my client's a single mum. she went back to work as a part—time dinner lady and claimed universal credit for additional support. she works the same hours each month and gets paid the same amount, but her pay day varies. because of the way the dwp
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have assessed her income, when that payment is a bit early, because of a weekend or a bank holiday. she is counted as having been paid twice and her universal credit is low and she then loses something called the work allowance. it left my client £500 worse off and spiralling into debt. she is not alone, many of us get paid on the last working day of the month and so this is a problem which affects thousands of claimants. and the courts took a very common—sense approach and said, look, if somebody‘s paid monthly, because their payment date varies, they should get the same amount. the way the dwp has been assessing income is unlawful. what do you think has gone wrong with universal credit. a lot of people think it is not a bad idea, streamlining six
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benefits into one, but we hear so many problems. yeah, i mean the objectives of universal credit don't seem objectives of universal credit don't seem to be me something that you can object to, but the way it has been implemented and the design and the it system they have lumbered themselves with, it just it system they have lumbered themselves with, itjust seems like it is not fit for purpose. so in this case, the dwp said, well, look we have got this automated system to remedy this issue would cost millions of pounds. that should have been thought of before the it system was put in place. so in a sense the system's too rigid? yeah, there is lots of different problems with it. we have already had another court case, we have a number of up coming cases going through system. my view is that the roll out of universal credit needs to be stopped entirely and tinkering around is not enough. there needs to be a complete
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overhaul of universal credit. quick word, we have had a u—turn from the government on universal credit today in terms of cap on benefits for families with more than two children. yeah, which is very welcome. but it doesn't go far enough. it only relates to children who are born before a certain date. that entire policy is again subject toa that entire policy is again subject to a legal challenge and it should be scrapped in its entirety. thank you. plans to restructure ford's european business could mean the loss of 1,000 jobs at its bridgend engine plant in south wales. sources suggest the cuts could come in two phases by 2021. the unite union said it would be a "devastating blow". ford has declined to confirm the figures and said it was negotiating with unions and other stakeholders. seven people have died, after a bus carrying tourists and local passengers crashed
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in eastern cuba. local media report the bus skidded on a wet section of road — as it was travelling from baracoa on the eastern tip of the island back to the capital, havana. there were tourists from around the world on board — including from the uk. our cuba correspondent will grant is in havana. what more can you tell us about this crash? well it was making its way back from the eastern end of cuba and was heading to havana. according the driver, he lost control of the vehicle. and it came off the road. now, we are hearing from local media in that part of the country that of the seven deaths, three were cubans, two were argentines, there was a french man and a german woman. that
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is still to be confirmed completely by the government. but it was a list released by the hospital. clearly, the foreign and common wealth office are saying they're offering any assistance required to any brit who might be involved. but we are not hearing of any british fatalities. thank you for that update. the headlines on bbc news: andy murray — one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen says he's retiring from tennis because of injury. the row over universal credit — four working mothers win the right to a judicial review into the way they have been paid the benefit. the family of a nine—year—old girl who died from asthma can apply for a fresh inquest into her death — over new evidence linking it to air pollution. in sport: i can't continue playing
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in pain — an emotional andy murray says he is retiring. he is hoping to make it as far as wimbledon, but says next week's australian open might be his last tournament. the efl said it hasn't received a complaint from derby county after police spoke to a leeds united employee for acting suspiciously outside their training ground yesterday. england and bath forward fram underhill will miss the six nations after undergoing ankle surgery. nations after undergoing ankle surgery. more on those stories just after half past. the conservative mp, dominic grieve, has called on the government to remove the date we leave the eu from legislation, if the prime minister fails to get backing for her deal next week. ? our political correspondent, iain watson is in westminster. explain the significance of what mr
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grieve is suggesting. let's explain dominic grieve's significance, he has led rebellions against his own conservative government and this week managed to ensure if theresa may's deal fails week managed to ensure if theresa may's dealfails she week managed to ensure if theresa may's deal fails she will have not three weeks to respond, butjust three weeks to respond, butjust three days. his argument is if she comes back after those three days and the deal hasn't gone through, then what she should do is delete from legislation the leaving date for brexit, march 29th, the day we are due to leave. he said that should be struck from all legislation and the government should explore extending article 50. that would give time for people perhaps to put forward an alternative deal or his preferred option, which is going for another referendum. downing street has said
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they will not delay brexit or extend article 50 so, dominic grieve says if theresa may digs her heels in, some of her ministers who oppose no deal will walk. if cabinet ministers feel that the government is doing something that they can't accept, then it's probably their duty to resign. that's always been my approach to collective responsibility. if you can't take a collective decision to do something, you shouldn't remain in government. it's a very important principle. so my feeling is that this will have its own dynamic. whilst i want to keep the government stable, it's not in our interests that this government collapses. i hope the prime minister will listen carefully to what members of parliament and members of her own government are saying to her. dominic grieve has been warning against the dangers of no deal, but today the foreign secretaryjeremy hunt has been warning of the risks
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of no brexit at all. his argument is that unless leave supporting mps back theresa may, in that crucial vote on tuesday, then we will end up with parliamentary paralysis. he says the kind of people who want to frustrate brexit, people like dominic grieve, that would open the door to them to come up with a range of options to frustrate the whole process. thank you. there could be a fresh inquest into the death of a nine—year—old girl who died from an asthma attack — after new evidence linked her death to illegal levels of air pollution. ella kiss—debrah lived in lewisham, just 25 metres from the south circular, one of london's busiest and most polluted roads. herfinal seizure happened during a spike in unlawful pollution levels. claire marshall reports. ella was a healthy baby, but as she got older she developed acute asthma.
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ella pants. she was rushed to hospital almost 30 times in the three years before she died. she was breathing air so polluted that it broke legal limits. her home was just 25 metres from this road, london's south circular. her mother, rosamund, walked these choked streets with her to school. she's been campaigning for illegal air pollution to be put on her daughter's death certificate and today she is one huge step closer. in a rare move, the attorney general has looked at ella's case and will allow an application for the inquest to be reopened. it's great and it's the right decision and now we can get to the bottom, really, of the health impact of air pollution on young people. key to this decision was new medical evidence that linked the harmful particles and chemicals in exhaust fumes directly to ella's death.
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this is the kind of air pollution that ella was exposed to. you can almost taste it. the expert report showed that almost every time she was rushed to hospital, there had been a spike in illegal levels and the night before she died had been particularly bad. the lawyer for the family says a wider inquest could help to challenge the government over what has been described as a public health emergency. for me, this case gives an opportunity for those people in public office who are responsible for protecting our health and for providing clean air to be asked questions, to be held to account. so did air pollution help to kill ella? it's now down to the high court whether or not to allow a fresh look at all the evidence. claire marshall, bbc news, south london. a review of decades of scientific research has confirmed the long—held belief that eating a high fibre diet reduces
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the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other diseases. fruit and vegetables, as well as plenty of nuts and seeds, are being recommended, after the major review published in the lancet. the analysis also expresses concern that popular, low carbohydrate diets could be putting people's health at risk. president trump is again threatening to declare a national emergency to fund the building of a wall on the mexican border. a row with the democrats — who refuse to pay for it — has led to the partial shutdown of the us government — leaving 800,000 staff unpaid. they should have got their paychecks today, but won't. tomorrow, that shutdown will become the longest in american history. our correspondent aleem maqbool has been to southern virginia, to meet some of those caught in the political crossfire. all right, guys. ok, come over here and sit with me. scott was supposed to get
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paid today, but never received his salary. he's an airport security officer and is one of the government employees continuing to work unpaid, because of the us government shutdown. the strain it's putting him under is clear. personally, it has given me uncertainty whether i can provide for my children, whether i can maintain my home, whether i can meet my bills and maintain my standard of living. i'm reporting to work with no idea of when i will be paid again. i am spending money on gas and maintenance on my car and i have no clue when i will be able to make up that cost. scott says he has already cut out all non—essential purchases, but is now seriously worried about making his mortgage payments. his family is affected because he's not getting his salary, but the shutdown of many government departments is having wide—ranging consequences. all right, showtime. john boyd is a soya bean farmer. he has already been struggling because of donald trump's trade war
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because china is no longer buying his produce. but now thousands of dollars in subsidies that he relies on for planting new crops have not been paid out. what does he think of his president, in effect, saying that the shutdown is worth it, if america gets a border wall with mexico? guess what? i don't need a damn wall, i need my money today, i need my money to plant my crops, i need my money to pay my labour, i need my money to continue my farming operation. we need to focus on the american economy and putting people to work that are already here, and keeping people working such as myself. with donald trump saying he won't back down until democrats agree to fund the wall and democrats insisting that will never happen, there are no signs of this coming to an end soon and the uncertainty for millions of americans looks set to go on. aleem maqbool, bbc news, southern virginia. there have been tributes
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to the award—winning bbc presenter, dianne oxberry, who has died at the age of 51, after a short illness. she worked on radio 1, alongside simon mayo and steve wright. and for more than 20 years, she was the weather presenter for north west tonight. her colleague dave guest looks back at her life. weather fronts will be starting... weather presenters must remain cool and calm, whatever‘s thrown at them and dianne oxberry was the coolest of them all. if you don't like weather charts, this chart might be the one you like. you can see that the warm air is moving out of the way... this is the comedian, peter kay, making an unexpected appearance during one of her forecasts on the bbc‘s north west tonight programme. god love dianne oxberry. god love her. you've made it sunshine for everybody. for once. she just had such a great raport with the public and they loved her. everywhere you went people
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would say, "is di coming?" "where's di?" dianne oxberry began her broadcasting career with steve wright on radio 1 and she was a member of simon mayo's posse on the radio 1 breakfast show. there was a spark in the studio when she was there, you know and i think everyone is very devastated by the fact she's gone. she switched to tv in the early 90s, presenting the saturday morning children's show, the 8:15 from manchester. i'm joined by mark and gary from take that... but she didn't only meet the fledgling take that on the show, she also met herfuture husband, iain — a cameraman on the 8:15. shejoined north west tonight in 1994. here, for the first time is dianne oxberry. yes, i'm going to be here tonight and every night this week bringing you a detailed weather forecast... in fact, she was to become a regular face on the show for almost a quarter of a century and a welcome visitor to so many living rooms. have you had your teas? but dianne oxberry didn't just do the weather,
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she was often to be found trying her hand at so many other roles, too. her warmth, energy and down—to—earth nature made viewers and listeners see dianne as a friend, even if they'd never met her. they'll miss her, but so too will those of us who did know her and considered her a friend as well as a colleague. time for a look at the weather, with louise lear. thank you, good afternoon, cloudy skies generally today. there have been a few glimpse of sunshine, but not that many. you can see where the favoured spots have been to the east of pennines. for most we keep
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the cloud tonight and we see some rain pushing across scotland and northern ireland. that will move into the north of england by dawn tomorrow. with all the cloud around it will stay frost—free. a mild start to our saturday. so, what is in store for weekend? we keep the mild conditions, but increasingly windy. a lot of cloud will stay us with. the weather front, windy. a lot of cloud will stay us with. the weatherfront, a windy. a lot of cloud will stay us with. the weather front, a weak affair, will sink south and behind it more wet weather pushing into the north and west. a bright and breezy afternoon with a scattering of showers in the north and west. still temperatures on the mild side. gale force winds in the north. but bright and breezy for many. h that's it. this is bbc news. the headlines... andy murray, one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen,
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says he's retiring from tennis. the two time men's wimbledon champion broke the news of his plan to retire because of injury ahead of the australian open. the row over universal credit — four working mothers win the right to a judicial review into the way they have been paid the benefit. the family of a nine—year—old girl who died from asthma can apply for a fresh inquest into her death over new evidence linking it to air pollution. seven people have died in cuba after a bus carrying tourists, some of them british, crashed in the east of the country, now to sport with azi farni. good evening. andy murray broke down in tears. as he announced he's retiring from tennis. he was hoping to make it to his home
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grand slam at wimbledon but admitted that the australian open, which begins next week, could be his last tournament. the former world number one has been struggling for months to recoverfrom hip surgery. our sports correspondent natalie pirks is at wimbledon. it was clear he's been struggling with recovery from hip surgery but how much of a shock is this? there's not too much shot here but a great sense of sadness because he's thought of incredibly highly here but it wasn't entirely unexpected as you say, he's been struggling for a while, tumbling down the world rankings from being world number one in 2016 down to now 230 and lost the british number one slot. the feeling of affection for him, particularly the sight of his two grand slam wins is very high. to see how heartbreaking it is to see him in so much pain. we are now used to seeing
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andy murray being quite candid and emotional at the moment he gave at press conference overnight when he realised he would have to tell the world what he had been thinking about for a while. he told his team in december that he couldn't go on and needed an end point. how he would desperately love for it to be here because he missed last year. it might be that we are about to see the last match that andy murray plays. if and when he does retire how much of a void will he leave not just in british tennis, but british sport in general? well, you can see what he's meant to the world of sport, notjust in britain because of all the outpouring of affection and tributes that have been made to him today on social media from the likes of billie jean king talking about how he can potentially go on and his great achievements might still come.
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i talked to his former coach who coached him until 2010. i talked to his former coach who coached him until2010. he i talked to his former coach who coached him until 2010. he said to step into his shoes would be incredibly hard and we have some great tennis players in button cop car edmund, what number 14 —— great tennis players in button cop car edmund, what carliber14 —— great tennis players in button cop car edmund, what carl edmund. to players in britain, carl edmund. to fill that void is pressure. he has been dealing with that pressure for such a long time, andy murray, the pressure cooker of playing at wimbledon when you are the great british hope. it now looks like edmund will have to fill that void. the affection he has felt around here will last for a very long time. thank you very much. the efl says it hasn't received a complaint from derby county about a possible spying scandal. it's after a leeds united employee was spoken to by police for acting suspiciously outside their training ground yesterday. frank lampard's side travel to meet the leaders, tonight. derby say they are "in discussion with leeds club officials in relation to the incident" while leeds have not responded to the reports.
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derbyshire police have confirmed there was no damage to the fence and no arrests were made. the fa says it's investigating the matter. liverpool have received a boost ahead of the weekend with virgil van dijk and jurgen klopp being named the premier league's player and manager of the month for december. van dijk is the first defender to win it since tottenham's jan vertonghen in march 2013. klopp called his award "the icing on the cake". the reds were unbeaten throughout december with van dijk playing in all eight of their matches, scoring in their 2—0 win against wolves. liverpool are four points clear at the top of the premier league and play brighton tomorrow. england international sam underhill is set to miss the entire six nations tournament, which starts next month. the 22—year—old is expected to be out for three months, after undergoing ankle surgery. he picked up the injury during bath's victory over leicester in december. england face ireland in dublin
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in their first match on the 2nd of february. underhill was part of england's 2018 six nations side and featured in three of the autumn internationals. that's all the sport for now. you can find more on all those stories on the bbc sport website. that's thank you very much indeed. we'll stay with the story that andy murray — one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen — has announced he's retiring from tennis. the australian open, which begins next week, could be his last tournament, although he hopes to make it to wimbledon. joining me now from the australian open in melbourne is the sport journalist and tennis correspondent george bellshaw. thank you for being with us especially since it is 4:30am! good
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of you to stay up and talk to us. it was harrowing and heartbreaking, watching that news conference with andy murray, wasn't it? it was certainly the most difficult press conference i have had to sit through. pure raw emotion from andy, pouring out. he had a bit of secrecy about this. we know that there had been a problem for the last two yea rs been a problem for the last two years but he has always been quite guarded, the extent of the pain he has been feeling. he may have been competitive about it, not letting his opponents know how weak he has been feeling. but it was quite emotional to hear this massive outpouring of emotion from andy, coming out and saying it's hurting him to put on his shoes and socks. it has affected his daily life and tennis live and there will be a massive void to film with an —— void to fill with andy murray. in the end, he had no choice. but how would
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you sum up his achievements and his career? some people might look at murray's stats, the three—time grand slam champion and feel a bit underwhelmed but when you look at the kind of context, the era he is playing in, we have three of the greatest athletes of all time playing in men's tennis right now. notjust tennis players but athletes. these guys are the best athletes. these guys are the best athletes were ever going to see. for murray to regularly challenge and get to 11 grand slam finals, lost eight of those to fedor and djokovic. beat federer to win olympic gold in and then won olympic gold in rio in 2016, reach world number one and won the davis cup for britain, ended so much heartbreak for britain. 77 years we were waiting for a british wimbledon champion, 76 years for a grand slam champion. he has thrived under the pressure of the british pressure
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cooker, if you like and challenged some of the greatest athletes were ever going to see. he has had a remarkable career. he will be sorely missed. he's a great guy off the court as well. which leads me to my next question, what do you think you might do now? is he going to go into commentary? sports commentary? he has a lot of investments, what are your thoughts? he's already been planning for the future a little bit with his sports management company, katie swann, one of the young british players he's looking after already. that is certainly one thing he will keep doing. i know the british public thoroughly enjoyed him commentating at wimbledon this summer. whether he does this on a permanent basis i am not sure but he will have plenty of support if he wa nted will have plenty of support if he wanted to go into punditry. and people have said they hope he goes into coaching. some are very keen to
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see him take on that role but i think he will step away from the sport for a little while. he has talked about having to undergo this operationjust to enjoy talked about having to undergo this operation just to enjoy living again and get out of that pain zone. i think he will step away for a little while and enjoy his time with his family. he's got two young girls. once you have been on the road so long it is hard to maintain the family life. he will probably step back a little bit, reflect on his sports management company and who knows further down the line? thank you so much for being with us. we will let you go back to bed or have an early breakfast. many thanks for being with us on bbc news. new research suggests an increasing number of secondary schools in england are unable to cover their costs. a report by the independent think tank, the education policy institute, has warned a third of local authority schools had overspent during the last financial year, as well as half of secondary academies. frankie mccamley reports. any questions on that one?
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rising school bills, including teachers‘ pay and pension costs, are just some of the factors contributing to the reduction in pupil spending in england. and headteachers are feeling the pressure. what we want to do is provide a great education for the young people. so every spend is scrutinised and i feel i have to justify every spend, every staffing decision, every promotion, every course. it led to thousands marching through westminster, last september, protesting against budget cuts. some schools are managing to keep their heads above water, but a report has found increasing numbers in england are falling into the red, with one in three local authority secondary schools now unable to cover costs — a sharp increase in recent years. and half of secondary academies spending more than they have coming in. one of the recommendations in the report is that councils redistribute money from secondary schools that have a surplus to those that are struggling, but some headteachers i've spoken to have said that simply won't work.
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they've had to make cuts in the past to save for things like staff shortages and building repairs in the future. the government argues school spending is rising. we are spending records amounts of money on our school system this year — £42 billion. we are distributing that money to schools on a fairer basis. every local authority is seeing an increase in funding for every pupil in every school. but we do acknowledge that we are asking schools to do more. however, some teachers will argue this funding is not keeping up with rising pressures and increasing pupil numbers, which has meant more parents are being asked to help pay for extras. frankie mccamley, bbc news. to help pay for extras. it's an award which has boosted the careers of stars including sam smith and adele. now, octavian, who at one point was homeless,
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has been named the bbc music sound of 2019 winner. the award recognises performers who've yet to have a british top ten hit. lizo mzimba has been speaking to him. meet octavian, a rapper who grew up in south london, and who is one of music's most exciting new talents. # i got bigger, i used to be little..# the 23—year—old, who was once a homeless teenager on the capital's streets, says he is overwhelmed to top the sound of 2019 list. a year ago, i was like — i was poor. i was — i had no money. so to have, like — to be nominated for, like, the bbc sound poll, like, and to win it, like, it's mad, it's mad. it's crazy, it's crazy. he has had a remarkable 12 months. last summer, he also modelled at a louis vitton fashion show in paris in front of kanye west, kim kardashian and kyliejenner, all on top of his musical success.
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his sound of win means he now follows in the footsteps of previous winners like sam smith... # won't you stay with me...# # hello from the outside...# ..and adele. octavian is hopeful that his music's message can help inspire younger people who have also had problems in their lives. # i rap ‘cos i'm from those sirens...# a lot of my music from then until now has been about poverty, and making it out of poverty, because that's what i was going through. so, my message then was, like, just to believe in yourself, and anything is actually possible. because i've lived it, i've lived that life. his win means his music will now reach a much wider audience, and perhaps lead to even greater
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success throughout 2019 and beyond. the headlines on bbc news: andy murray, one of britain's greatest ever sportsmen, says he's retiring from tennis because of injury. the row over universal credit: four working mothers win the right to a judicial review into the way they have been paid the benefit. the family of a nine—year—old girl who died from asthma can apply for a fresh inquest into her death — over new evidence linking it to air pollution. hello, there and welcome to the film review here on bbc news. and taking us through this week's
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cinema releases, we have, who else but mark kermode? what have you got for us this week, mark? very good week.


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